EXISTING OR LIVING?
“I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God … because that is why I was sent.” Luke 4:43, NIV
Yogi Berra was a famous catcher for the New York Yankees, and Hank Aaron, the chief hitter for the Milwaukee Braves. Both of their teams were playing in the World Series. Yogi’s intention was to distract the Milwaukee players so his team could have their way. As the game went on, he said to Aaron, “Hank, you are holding the bat wrong. You’re supposed to hold it so you can read the trademark.” Aaron ignored Yogi initially but later came and said to him, “I didn’t come up here to read.”
Jesus left the synagogue for Simon’s house, where he healed Simon’s mother-in-law and others with diverse diseases; and then came to the desert. The people came to meet Him there, prodding Him to continue staying with them. But Jesus knew His purpose and no circumstance or achievement could derail Him. He said assuredly that His purpose was to preach the good news (v. 43). Discovering purpose is crucial to meaningful living. Without a sense of purpose, we would just be occupying space without actually living. Living begins when we come to know Christ and identify our purpose in Him. In pursuing purpose, we shed off distractions and every weight that can entangle us. Have you found purpose in Christ? Have you found something you wish to die for? Myles Munroe said, “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without purpose.”
• Birthday Blessing: “In that day they will say, surely this is our God; we trust in Him…-” Isa. 25: 9
RBT Passage: Judges 20-21
“When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable. “ –Myles Munroe